While India goes through a phase of turmoil, one of India’s best white-ball player, Rohit Sharma celebrates his 33rd birthday today. The Indian opener turns a year older as wishes pour in from all corners of the cricketing world. While most of his teammates and former cricketers pray for his well-being, Gautam Gambhir, former India opener, picks Rohit as the best white-ball player in the current era.
In the past year, Rohit has had a brilliant run with the bat. In terms of his ever-growing stature in the past few years, 2019 brought some countless memories to cherish for the Hitman. Be it his promotion in Test cricket to open the batting on home soil or a phenomenal run in the limited-overs format, Rohit witnessed a purple patch with the bat.
Gambhir picks Rohit Sharma as the best white-ball player in the world
Gambhir’s opinion might draw contrasting views especially when India is blessed with two of the best white-ball players. However, his pick can’t be disregarded either. Sharma’s career graph has seen tremendous growth in the last seven years. From being one of the slowest batsmen to scale 2000 ODI runs to being the fastest opener to reach 7000 ODI runs, Rohit has staked a claim for a place in all-time India ODI.
He was the highest run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup and played a vital role in guiding his team to the Semi-Final. It was a dream tournament for the Mumbaikar as he scored a record – five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. In such circumstances, when Gambhir rates him with such a huge honor, he should not surprise anybody.
Here’s how Gautam Gambhir wished Rohit Sharma on his birthday:
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 30, 2020
Even in 2019, Rohit finished with most ODI runs in the calendar year. He was named as the ICC ODI player of the year and even made into the ICC ODI XI 2019 as a first-choice opener.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Present infront of u best jealousy man in d world @GautamGambhir 🤣🤣 continue
— राष्ट्रवादी Singh 🇮🇳 (@Yttomarcr7) April 30, 2020
I'm afraid, soon Gautam Gambhir may even praise Shahid Afridi to pull Dhoni or Kohli down.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 30, 2020
Dhoni aur Virat ko "giraane" ke liye Gambhir tehni ko kaat-te hue pic.twitter.com/cQVnH27ig3
— Gully Cricketer ▶️ (@Niteish_14) April 30, 2020
Inside your Heart,you also know that Best White ball Cricketer in the World is one and only @imVkohli
— Saikethreddy (@Saikethreddy) April 30, 2020
If Insecurity had a name, it would be Gautam Gambhir. Achieved so much in Cricket, won the biggest trophies but still insecure af. 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
— Vaseem Khan 🔰 (@iamvaseem) April 30, 2020
Credit chahhiye kya 🤪🤪 jelous man
— iam_sidb (@siddbajpai) April 30, 2020
Bhai ka problem hi alag hai…
Could have easily said "one of the best" , but nahi inko to chaiye ki log inke bare me baat Karen.
Aur ye jalebi khate hue, un conversation ka anand uthaiye 😡😡😡
— Nick (@nick_599) April 30, 2020
Bhai kohli ka birthday nhi h aaj
— Raghav Saraf (@RaghavSaraf14) April 30, 2020
Gauti bhai , you are so jealous of my #kohli . You can wish him simply but you always try to target people you hate in simple manners. @imVkohli is world’s best batsman in all forms of cricket @Virat_Official
— Shashank Vashist 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@BrahminShashank) April 30, 2020
Kohli ka naam suna hai?
— Syncin🕗 (@TWEETSASHWIN) April 30, 2020
Jealous Soul 😂😂
— Rahul (@iampc18) April 30, 2020
OUR VIEW: Gautam Gambhir is entitled his view and those who are trolling him for calling Rohit Sharma the best white ball cricketer need to relax and check Rohit’s records.